After the success of Grease Live!, Fox set their sights towards The Rocky Horror Picture Show. At Comic-Con this past weekend, the network showed the first trailer for their take on the 41-year-old cult classic, which provides another look at Orange Is the New Black‘s Laverne Cox as Transylvania’s Dr. Frank-N-Furter and a glimpse at Tim Curry‘s cameo.
Below, watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show trailer.
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is perhaps the biggest cult classic of all time. Even 41 years after its initial release, the campy, musical horror from director Jim Sharman still plays in theaters around the country every single week, with people dressing and cross-dressing up in their best leather and lingerie attire to act out the film with fellow Frank-N-Fans.
Now FOX will be bringing The Rocky Horror Picture Show to television as one of their event musicals in the vein of Grease Live! However, this one won’t be a live broadcast, but merely a TV movie version of the musical about a newly engaged couple who have a breakdown in the middle of nowhere and find themselves looking for help at the the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The role of the transvestite doctor was played perfectly by Tim Curry in the original film, but the new version will be played by Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox, and we have a first look at her decked out in leather after the jump. Read More »